Yarnbombers bring cheer to Hertford and raise a HUGE amount of cash for CHIPS!

We are so grateful that the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters chose CHIPS as the beneficiary of the Enchanted Wonderland display.  The display was made up of hundreds of wonderful knitted items, which decorated Parliament Square in Hertford for 3 weeks this summer. They have raised a massive £16,148.00 for us which is an amazing amount.  We would like to thank everyone who was involved especially the Yarnbombers who stood outside collecting money sometimes in the rain, Hertford Tourist Information and all the local shops who had collecting buckets. If you would still like to donate, please visit their fundraising page below.

Our Hertford summer scheme popped for a visit!

Hertford gets Yarnbombed!

We are absolutely in awe of the incredible @bomberyarn team for their incredible installation in #Hertford.

Even more so because they have extremely kindly selected us to be their charity for it. 🧶 🧶

Pop down to Parliament Sq, Hertford and check it out! To everyone involved, thank you so very much for all your support in #Hertford for our #charity helping youngsters with #disabilities have fun.

There’s a link if you’d like to make a donation:

We’ve got a few snaps, just to give you an idea, but make sure you pop down to see them in all their glory!

All Occasions support CHIPS 25th Party!

We are greatly looking forward to All Occasions Photo Booths ( attending our 25th birthday party on the 23 June from 2-5pm at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware.

They will be bringing their wonderful magic selfie mirror and massive range of props for you to capture your special moments at our birthday party!


Cllr Bob Deering kindly supports CHIPS 25th Birthday Family Celebrations!

Some wonderful news here at CHIPS! Councillor Bob Deering, who is elected at Hertfordshire County, East Herts District and Hertford Town Councils has very kindly agreed to donate from his locality budget to CHIPS 25th Anniversary Celebration Party for our families on the 23rd of June.

We’re looking forward to celebrating our 25th Birthday with all our families, with lots of smiles, entertainment, and probably a lot of cake!

On behalf of everyone here at CHIPS, thank you SO much Cllr Deering!

Cllr Deering

CHIPS Delighted to be supported by Hertfordshire Catering

The team here at CHIPS are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL) as their charity of the year!

HCL’s Entertainment Committee chose CHIPS in September to be the charity they would support with fundraising events throughout the year.

HCL’s fundraising got off to a wonderful start in mid October when they raised a brilliant £673 at their Staff Quiz Night! We especially loved all the smiling faces of the quiz teams, and an epic looking raffle prize table! THANK YOU HCL! You are superstars!

We wish all HCL’s Entertainment Committee all the very best for a bumper year.

Awesome prizes!
Merry Quiz Teams!

CHIPS AGM 2018 Report

Thank you to all who attended our 24th Annual General Meeting last night.

It was a great evening during which we celebrated a great 2017/18 at the charity.

Congratulations to all our award winners:

Ben Curtis (also awarded silver accreditation award)

Ellis Hayden-Smith,

Bella Palmer (also awarded Gold accreditation award)

Lottie Hallett – our Jenni Pyer Volunteer of the Year award winner.

You can read the Chairs Report for the year, here: AGM Chairs Report 2018.

A big thank you to everyone involved with CHIPS for another fantastic year.


GlaxoSmithKline support to CHIPS

CHIPS would like to pass on our MASSIVE thanks to GlaxoSmithKline and to all the staff at their Ware site. Both GSK Ware GMS and GSK Ware R&D choose CHIPS as their local charity to support for 2017, raising a huge amount of money for us, over £8,000(!) but also providing some utterly brilliant MAD SCIENCE sessions at our schemes too! The support didn’t end there either, the staff also donated an absolutely incredible 116 Christmas presents for our young people at our annual Christmas parties.

On behalf of everyone here at CHIPS, thank you SO much to Rhi, Teresa, Kathy, Pam and all of their colleagues for all their kindness to CHIPS over the past year. You truly are CHIPS Superstars!

Pam Shaprio GSK Ware R&D and CHIPS family, Rhiannon Lowe GSK employee and CHIPS Trustee and Susan Fayinka GSK Ware R&D Head of site.

Pam Shapiro GSK Ware R&D and CHIPS family, Rhiannon Lowe GSK employee and CHIPS Trustee and Susan Fayinka GSK Ware R&D Head of site.

June Fundraising Thank Yous!

Manic Ceramics Pottery Evening

£287.50 raised, and a lot of wonderful art created! Thank you to the team at Manic Ceramics and everyone who attended.


Hoddesdon Conservative Club Quiz!

A wonderful evening with a brilliant quizmaster! Thank you to the Quizmaster, Kerry and team for organising and raising £470 for CHIPS!

May Fundraising Thank Yous!

Art Festival -£39.09

A brilliant arts festival in Hertford – the town was painted (in chalk!). Thank you to the youngsters who took part!














Georgina Lacey –London Marathon £2596.05

A MASSIVE thank you to Georgina Lacey who successfully ran the London Marathon for CHIPS, and raised an utterly wonderful £2596 for us! What a superstar!

Coffee morning – Hertford Methodist Church -£471.56

Thank you to all the people who came to support our coffee morning, Hertford Methodist Church team for their amazing coffee making and hospitality, and to all the CHIPS volunteers too!


















Ware scouts St Georges Day -£228.71

Thank you to Ware Scouts for inviting CHIPS Chair Graham Nickson to their St Georges Day Parade.

The Hertfordshire Golf Club Seniors charity day

CHIPS would like to extend an absolutely massive thank you to the Senior Section of the Hertfordshire Golf Club for getting our fundraising off to an absolutely bumper start this year!

Captain Kevin Robinson, CHIPS friend Martin Sibthorp, chief auctioneer and leader on the day, Ty Pereira, and a wonderful team, all led a golf day which raised an absolutely incredible £5,202 for CHIPS! The team ran a special golf day in April, in some unseasonal blazing sunshine, and we’re glad to hear all had a fantastic day!

Our thanks go to everyone who took part in the golf day, and a special thank you to all those who donated items to the fantastic auction, including Crown Golf, who very kindly donated two memberships!

Cheque presentation

CHIPS’ Matt Cooper receiving a cheque. From left to right Andrew Stapleton, Graham Thorogood, Martin Sibthorp, Kevin Robinson, CHIPS Matt, Ty Pereira, Roger Bearne.

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